SanfordBrewer (1343) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
lucent coper, creamy white head, creamy med-full body, low co2.
aroma: sweet caramel malt, sweet creamy hops.
taste: creamy, hop juice T1; very rich caramel malt, very fresh characterful leafy piney hops, very oaky, slight charcoal T2; alcohol warmth, slight roast grain T3.
flavor is very full and rich and balanced. charcoal hint adds a nice touch. oak is at a nice level, not overdone. may use all english ingredients, but a very american beer.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber at Jerryís. Caramel with big, foamy off-white head / Nose of fresh hops & citrus / Medium body, forward malts match big hops / Flavors of pine, orange, grapefruit, and a big dose of caramel / Outstanding - a companion brew to Dreadnaught, with a more modest hop profile plus the caramel kick.
bwa5879 (301) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear orange pour into half pint glass. Inch tall white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma. Deeeeelicious smells from this beer. Sweet and hoppy flavor. Great aftertaste, exactly the same as the aroma.
SamsonAle (13) - Novelty, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is nearly my favorite beer. Starts off with a nice thick head giving off a hoppy aroma. First sip coats your mouth with a full taste of the English malts and hops and finishes with a mild hop bite.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was so refreshing because of the balance of hops. Not just another hop bomb. I loved it. I had it at the brewery last night on draft and yes I bought bottles to go. Amber barely cloudy. White to tan head. A little sticky and an up and down finish that hits you from the first sip, but carries on itís way out nicely as all itís flavors become more evident. I think it is obvious to me that everyone should try this beer. Delightful.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light gold color with a bounitful head of foam. Great hop nose, pure 3 Floyds. Minty, super juicy and citrusy, also a little herbaceous as well. Flavor has a ton of character and is nearly perfect. Incredibly well balanced. Super hoppy and bitter, with a lot of juicy citrus character, a lush malt character of caramel and sugared fruits, and then on top of all that, it has well intergrated oak hints of vanilla and toasted wood. A surprise. What a well crafted brew.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 On tap at Map Room as "ThulzaDoom". This was just brilliant! Poured a lovely copper color, with a off-white dense head. Piney/hoppy aroma, with some grapefruit, lemon, and something remniscent of caramel. Medium-bodied, and bursting with flavor. The fruits and grasses were well-balanced with the signature 3F hoppy bitterness. Coated the mouth well. Finish was long and hoppy.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orangefrom 22oz bottle, cold.Off-white head and small lace. Aroma of cranberry and Pez.This is another real winner from 3F! Lots of hops and earthy old citrus in the middle, vanilla with pepper with an almost creamy mouth. The finish is straight hops - very crisp for this style. I wish I could afford two or three more right now!
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Aroma: Apricot, pear, pumpkin, earthy, very unique aroma. Very different than any other IPA I have had. Slightly sweet. Appearance: Dark golden, more amber than any IPA iíve had before. Unique so far looking forward to taste. Flavor: Apricot, spiced pumpkin, pear - tastes like it smells. IBUs only apparent on finish. Has chocolate earthy overtones at every point. Palate: Soft, smooth, porter like finish with slight carbonation. Very, very nice. Overall Impression: A truly unique beer. Seems weird to think of it at an IPA with the chocolate, earthy fruits, and waning bitterness. Unique and fantastic brew.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 22oz bottle. Pours golden copper. Creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malts. Balanced hop flavor with carmel, fruit (peaches & apricots), pine, oak and rye. Soft, carbonated mouthfeel with a peppery finish. Alcohol and bitterness is well balanced. A very drinkable and unique IPA, complete with amazing label artwork.